This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!

This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!

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Land arrangements for this tour

The land arrangements for Impressions of Jordan are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel who will use their extensive knowledge from over twenty years in the travel industry to make sure that you have the best travel experience, and to work in a way which will be the most beneficial for the countries we travel in.

Our arrangements are now handled by the UK Private Groups office, which opens up a range of payment options and also means that your trip can now be protected by the UK travel industry protection. Intrepid in the UK can accept payments by bank transfer, cheque, debit card as well as Visa and Mastercard credit cards (although credit cards are subject to a 2.4% surcharge).

Intrepid are also able to book flights for you, which will mean that your entire trip can be covered by their full ATOL protection. The price that they quote you will include their booking fee. More details on their industry protection by clicking here.

Intrepid Travel were formed over twenty years ago in Australia, and have been running excellent small group adventures ever since.

Intrepid's Core Purpose - Intrepid's core purpose is to enrich peoples lives by creating unique, interactive travel experiences. They provide fun, affordable and sustainable travel adventures that are beneficial to local communities.

Home From Home - Where you stay is all part of your Intrepid experience. Whether it's a centrally-located city hotel, or a homestay in a tribal village, staying close to a region's people and culture is the guiding principle. Our choices are based on friendliness as well as facilities, character as much as convenience.

Small Groups - Travelling in a small group makes it more like travelling with friends than on an organised tour. It means you get to experience more of the local culture, and we don't dominate; we can actually get to know people and do the things they do.

Experienced leaders - Intrepid have some of the best leaders in the business: well trained locals who act as ambassadors between you and the place you are travelling in. This means that you can get the most from the country and the people you meet.

Please remember though, these tours are based on the Intrepid product, but are a completely separate product. They don't appear on the Intrepid website, and you should address any questions through Steve on this link and bookings here.

Intrepid's Responsible Travel Policy

Intrepid Travel has a comprehensive and well developed Responsible Travel policy, which is one of the main reasons that they were selected to provide the land arrangements for this trip. This doesn't just benefit the locals in the countries they travel to: by sourcing local guides and staying in locally owned properties, our tours manage to get closer to our destination, which helps to give you a more connected and empathetic experience on your holiday.

With the Better Travel Photography tours we wholeheartedly support all of the Intrepid Travel initiatives towards responsible travel. The main features of this policy are as follows:

• We favour grass roots travel using local public transport where possible – which minimises demand for special tourist vehicles and fuel. If we do need to use private transport we ensure that we use local operators and drivers giving employment to locals.

• We choose small-scale locally owned accommodation and homestays where available and local restaurants and markets for dining, retaining revenue in local communities.

• Our group leaders facilitate communication of our values to travellers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices.

• We employ local guides to aid travellers' understanding of local culture and etiquette.

• Our small groups allow travellers to experience cultures first hand, offering greater opportunity for cross- cultural understanding.

• We are committed to putting back into the communities and regions we visit by supporting development and conservation projects in these areas. We achieve this through supporting The Intrepid Foundation and our travellers are invited to contribute. We also visit a local community project on our trip and encourage our travellers to support local business when buying souvenirs and other items.

At the welcome group meeting, our passengers receive the standard Intrepid Travel introduction, which includes all aspects of the Intrepid Travel Responsible Travel policy. This includes initiatives for minimising the environmental and cultural effect of their trip. These policies are also incorporated into our trip notes, and guests are expected to conform to them when they are travelling.

In addition to conforming to, and endorsing the Intrepid Travel policies, we have our own initiatives, primarily concerning the impact of travel photography and also concerning the environmental impact of our business.
 

The Intrepid Foundation

Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 they have been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of their travellers want to contribute something too. To make things easier they established The Intrepid Foundation. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar, up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$300,000 for all donors in each financial year. And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support in the region, through The Intrepid Foundation; or go to their website: www.theintrepidfoundation.org

We endorse the Intrepid Foundation, and people travelling with us are encouraged to visit any supported projects wherever possible on our itineraries, and also to consider contributing to the foundation on their return. The specific visits to local projects and the various projects supported by Intrepid Travel are detailed on the individual tour pages.

Land arrangements for this tour

The land arrangements for Impressions of Rajasthan are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel who will use their extensive knowledge from over twenty years in the travel industry to make sure that you have the best travel experience, and to work in a way which will be the most beneficial for the countries we travel in.

Our arrangements are now handled by the UK Private Groups office, which opens up a range of payment options and also means that your trip can now be protected by the UK travel industry protection. Intrepid in the UK can accept payments by bank transfer, cheque, debit card as well as Visa and Mastercard credit cards (although credit cards are subject to a 2.4% surcharge).

Intrepid are also able to book flights for you, which will mean that your entire trip can be covered by their full ATOL protection. The price that they quote you will include their booking fee. More details on their industry protection by clicking here.

Intrepid Travel were formed over twenty years ago in Australia, and have been running excellent small group adventures ever since.

Intrepid's Core Purpose - Intrepid's core purpose is to enrich peoples lives by creating unique, interactive travel experiences. They provide fun, affordable and sustainable travel adventures that are beneficial to local communities.

Home From Home - Where you stay is all part of your Intrepid experience. Whether it's a centrally-located city hotel, or a homestay in a tribal village, staying close to a region's people and culture is the guiding principle. Our choices are based on friendliness as well as facilities, character as much as convenience.

Small Groups - Travelling in a small group makes it more like travelling with friends than on an organised tour. It means you get to experience more of the local culture, and we don't dominate; we can actually get to know people and do the things they do.

Experienced leaders - Intrepid have some of the best leaders in the business: well trained locals who act as ambassadors between you and the place you are travelling in. This means that you can get the most from the country and the people you meet.

Please remember though, these tours are based on the Intrepid product, but are a completely separate product. They don't appear on the Intrepid website, and you should address any questions through Steve on this link and bookings here.

Intrepid's Responsible Travel Policy

Intrepid Travel has a comprehensive and well developed Responsible Travel policy, which is one of the main reasons that they were selected to provide the land arrangements for this trip. This doesn't just benefit the locals in the countries they travel to: by sourcing local guides and staying in locally owned properties, our tours manage to get closer to our destination, which helps to give you a more connected and empathetic experience on your holiday.

With the Better Travel Photography tours we wholeheartedly support all of the Intrepid Travel initiatives towards responsible travel. The main features of this policy are as follows:

• We favour grass roots travel using local public transport where possible – which minimises demand for special tourist vehicles and fuel. If we do need to use private transport we ensure that we use local operators and drivers giving employment to locals.

• We choose small-scale locally owned accommodation and homestays where available and local restaurants and markets for dining, retaining revenue in local communities.

• Our group leaders facilitate communication of our values to travellers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices.

• We employ local guides to aid travellers' understanding of local culture and etiquette.

• Our small groups allow travellers to experience cultures first hand, offering greater opportunity for cross- cultural understanding.

• We are committed to putting back into the communities and regions we visit by supporting development and conservation projects in these areas. We achieve this through supporting The Intrepid Foundation and our travellers are invited to contribute. We also visit a local community project on our trip and encourage our travellers to support local business when buying souvenirs and other items.

At the welcome group meeting, our passengers receive the standard Intrepid Travel introduction, which includes all aspects of the Intrepid Travel Responsible Travel policy. This includes initiatives for minimising the environmental and cultural effect of their trip. These policies are also incorporated into our trip notes, and guests are expected to conform to them when they are travelling.

In addition to conforming to, and endorsing the Intrepid Travel policies, we have our own initiatives, primarily concerning the impact of travel photography and also concerning the environmental impact of our business.
 

The Intrepid Foundation

Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 they have been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of their travellers want to contribute something too. To make things easier they established The Intrepid Foundation. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar, up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$300,000 for all donors in each financial year. And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support in the region, through The Intrepid Foundation; or go to their website: www.theintrepidfoundation.org

We endorse the Intrepid Foundation, and people travelling with us are encouraged to visit any supported projects wherever possible on our itineraries, and also to consider contributing to the foundation on their return. The specific visits to local projects and the various projects supported by Intrepid Travel are detailed on the individual tour pages.

Two dates are available

Start:3 Nov. 2016
End:
16 Nov. 2016
Code: SGMM16

Min 8, max 12 people
Places left: 7
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Start
:27 Feb. 2017
End:
12 March 2017
Code: SGMM17

Min 8, max 12 people
Places left: 9
This trip is to be confirmed!

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Price: From
2875 pp
excl. flights, based on

Approx other currencies*:
€ 3965 • US$ 4430

AU$ 6136 • NZ$ 6530

Optional single supplement: 700

Estimated current
flight cost 620-660

If you have a 5% Intrepid feedback discount it can be used against these trips

This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!

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Impressions of
India 2018
Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi
Day 2: Jaipur
Day 3: Bharatpur
Day 4: Vrindavan
Day 5: Vrindavan
Day 6: Vrindavan
Day 7: Agra
Day 8: Agra
Day 9: Gwalior
Day 10: Orchha
Day 11: Khajuraho
Day 12: Night train
Day 13: Varanasi
Day 14: Varanasi
Day 15: Trip ends
 

Highlights of this trip

Vibrant Holi celebrations

• The incomparable Taj Mahal

Bharatpur bird sanctuary

• Gwalior Palace & Fort

Erotic temples of Khajuraho

• Sunrise on the River Ganges

• Photography tuition

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Start:26 Feb. 2018
End:
12 March 2018
Code: IOI18

Price: From 1795 pp
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Min 8, max 12 people
Only 1 single supplement place left
Trip is confirmed!

Approx other currencies*:
€ 1965 • US$ 2346

AU$ 2935 • NZ$ 3250

* for information only. Tour price payable in Sterling

Single supplement:
450

Estimated current flight cost from London: 600

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more about the holi festival

Our trip is timed to coincide with the legendary Holi festival, which is characterised by the crazy throwing of paint and powders. The most exuberant celebrations happen in Mathura and Vrindavan: cities dedicated to Lord Kirshna.

Steve has not visited Holi before, but we will be travelling with one of Intrepid's top leaders, who has been to Holi with travellers many times - the incomparable Chetan. I have worked with Chetan many times and he is a close friend.

We are still waiting for the Indian authorities to confirm the actual events that will be held - although it seems more than likely that they will be exactly the same as previous years. The actual confirmations take a little longer in this part of the world!

To see more about some of the events that will happen at the Holi Festival, check out the link in the frame below, or head directly to the web page here. The events that we are hoping to witness in this guide are four, five and six; and possibly seven depending on how the timings go. This is an exciting time to be in Inida, and even if you don't fancy some of the main events, then just spending time with locals in the streets will give some great experiences and some evocative photos.

There are likely to be large crowds at the festival, and many will be under the influence of various intoxicants. We will all need to vear old clothes (they will be ruined by the paint powder) and protect our cameras. People will not hold fire beacuse you might be wearing good clothes and carrying an expensive camera. There are a number of good quality raincovers that you can use. Combined with a liberal supply of humble cling-film and you should be okay!

Steve has taken a group to the Lao New Year festival where vast amounts of water are thrown, and everyone (and their cameras) survived intact! If you are very worried, then consider bringing a waterproof point and shoot camera for the more hectic parts of the festival.

We will be sending more information about camera protection with the trip note, and more about the Holi events as they become finalised. Anyone who has travelled with Steve before though will know that he always manages to get his group into the thick of the action - so you should expect great pictures and a great experience!

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